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    I ordered 2 bottles from Litesmith & it took all...

    I ordered 2 bottles from Litesmith & it took all of 3 days to get them in. One is a 2 oz Nalgene bottle & the other a 2oz PET bottle. Both have screw off tops (there are other options like flip...
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    An O-ring would be ideal. Never heard of...

    An O-ring would be ideal. Never heard of Litesmith. Looks like they have some viable options. THX.
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    The thing about those is that they work well...

    The thing about those is that they work well until you open them. Then they leak whenever tipped over thereafter. That makes them fine if you have an unopened bottle and are headed to a single spot...
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    I've been wanting a plastic bottle for mouthwash...

    I've been wanting a plastic bottle for mouthwash but everything seems to leak. There are so many bottles on that site I don't know now which to choose!

    Anyone use a bottle to transport mouthwash?...
  5. Yea you're probably right until the battery and...

    Yea you're probably right until the battery and durability and signal issues are dramatically improved on phones. It's only a matter of time.
  6. For weight purposes, it's time for an FCC...

    For weight purposes, it's time for an FCC approved PLB app on your phone. My PLB is 1st generation & so is about 3xs the size & weight of my iPhone...
  7. PLBs send out a signal to both satellites and...

    PLBs send out a signal to both satellites and rescue transceivers as are used by avalanche transceivers, giving a much tighter window of identification. Of course, they could probably put that in a...
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    Probably. I went backpacking in Lake Clark NP in...

    Probably. I went backpacking in Lake Clark NP in Alaska last month. Backcountry ranger told us visitation was way up.
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    Most national parks are overrun.

    Most national parks are overrun.
  10. Found this study of black bear attacks over a 109...

    Found this study of black bear attacks over a 109 year period in N. America. Some findings:

    91% of fatal attacks were upon parties of 1 or 2 people
    92% of fatal attacks were conducted by a MALE...
  11. "trauma caused by a bear". Euphemism of the...

    "trauma caused by a bear". Euphemism of the month.

    And here it is again. This NPS unit is now recommending bear spray for black bear areas.

    Hikers are reminded to take necessary precautions...
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    I like the Nite Ize waterproof phone pouches. ...

    I like the Nite Ize waterproof phone pouches. Weigh nothing:

    https://www.niteize.com/collection/runoff-waterproof-cases.asp
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    The journals of Richard Proenneke, a guy who...

    The journals of Richard Proenneke, a guy who lived in the Alaska wilderness on and off for 30 years. The easiest way to start is with One Man's Wilderness.

    Murder on the Appalachian Trail
    The...
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    Allow me to rephrase: The NPS has been and will...

    Allow me to rephrase: The NPS has been and will be prevented from instituting a fee on Newfound Gap Road by the considerable commercial interests that border the park on each side. The road is...
  15. A physically active day certainly helps one sleep...

    A physically active day certainly helps one sleep well, but a hard thought day also taxes the body. Thinking continuously can burn thousands of additional calories. I think it's the lazy day, where...
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    NPS rangers do do things like install game...

    NPS rangers do do things like install game cameras & stake out targeted areas to catch repeat crooks. Maybe they've got other, bigger problems. Maybe there is no good reason they don't address...
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    You were lucky to have some travel companions...

    You were lucky to have some travel companions along the way.
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    I can't speak to the tongue weight stuff. Since...

    I can't speak to the tongue weight stuff. Since March 2003, I've been doing this w/ a Ford Explorer, Subaru Outback & now Toyota 4Runner.

    Licensing depends on the state. When I started, many AT...
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    Buy a used one and then cover it w/ stickers. ...

    Buy a used one and then cover it w/ stickers. Don't get anything someone wants to steal. It goes 45mph downhill; 25mph uphill no matter how steep. If you have to go on a big road, drive on the...
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    I've been doing this for almost 20 years w/ a...

    I've been doing this for almost 20 years w/ a 49cc Honda Elite. Chain the scooter to a tree in the woods and throw a camo cover over it. No problems.

    4848848489
  21. based on the light blue wood sign over his right...

    based on the light blue wood sign over his right shoulder I'm thinking somewhere along the BRP
  22. What parking lot is he in?

    What parking lot is he in?
  23. The Complete Walker III is an American classic...

    The Complete Walker III is an American classic and must read for anyone who backpacks and can read. The gear may be passť but the writing will never be.
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    You'd have to ask him that. Why would anyone...

    You'd have to ask him that.

    Why would anyone carry a pack anyplace they didn't have to? That's nonsense!
  25. Here is one article from the Smithsonian Magazine...

    Here is one article from the Smithsonian Magazine asking people not to stack rocks. There are many others online talking about the deleterious effects to the micro-environment. I have seen signs at...
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